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Thursday
Oct302014

In defense of the Caldwell Doctrine (in reply)

Yesterday's post on Leslie Caldwell's vision of the FCPA elicited a number of comments. And I do love a good back-and-forth.

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Thursday
Oct302014

GW Law ‘Caught On’ Six Years Ago…

Image courtesy of GW LawYesterday, my FCPA Blog colleague, Dick Cassin, posted Memo to law schools: The world needs compliance officers, in which he implored law schools to train J.D. candidates in compliance. He also noted that while a few schools teach the FCPA and white collar courses, compliance is not taught in law schools.

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Thursday
Oct302014

Bangladesh court clears all Padma Bridge defendants

Image courtesy of the Bangladesh Bridge AuthorityA Dhaka court Monday acquitted all the seven defendants accused of taking bribes from Canandian engineering and construction giant SNC-Lavalin in connection with the Padma Bridge Project.

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Thursday
Oct302014

China PE firm Nepoch cuts ties with princeling

Chinese private equity firm Nepoch Capital has cut connections with its co-founder He Jintao, son of the communist party’s former discipline chief He Guoqiang, after the princeling was said to be implicated in a corruption investigation, sources told Reuters.

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Wednesday
Oct292014

Memo to law schools: The world needs compliance officers

Image courtesy of New England Law | BostonLaw-related employment for grads from American law schools isn't exactly robust. In 2013, the ABA Journal said, only 57 percent of the that year's JDs had full-time bar-passage-required jobs. At the same time, the world seems to have an insatiable appetite for compliance officers. That sounds like an opportunity.

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Wednesday
Oct292014

In defense of the Caldwell Doctrine

Image courtesy of C-Span via YoutubeAs the FCPA Blog reported last week, DOJ criminal division chief Leslie Caldwell recently gave an important talk at Duke Law School in which she laid out her vision of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Her vision is compelling, and important, in so many ways. I rise in defense of one of them.

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Wednesday
Oct292014

China courts use Taobao to auction assets of corrupt officials

More than 500 Chinese courts have joined Alibaba Group’s popular online shopping platform Taobao to sell confiscated assets of corrupt officials.

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Tuesday
Oct282014

French lessons: How about some strategic enforcement competition?

Even the most ardent Francophile, as I most assuredly am, must be dismayed by France’s abysmal record of bribery prosecutions. Recent OECD Anti-Bribery Convention Working Group reports reveal France’s inexorable zero. While France has contributed significantly to the global anti-corruption regime through its part in seizing Obiang family assets as well as referring evidence in the KBR cases to the U.S., nevertheless when it comes to prosecuting its own French based multinationals, France is failing.

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Tuesday
Oct282014

Collective Action: A new approach to combat corruption (Part 7)

In my prior post on Collective Action, I wrote about the importance of voluntary codes of conduct and concluded that in an era of weak regulation, corporate behaviour would have been significantly worse over the last decades without them.

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Tuesday
Oct282014

Layne Christensen pays $5.1 million in SEC settlement

Layne Christensen Company, a Texas-based water management, construction, and drilling firm, paid just over $5 million Monday to resolve FCPA charges brought by the SEC for bribes in a half dozen Africa countries to reduce taxes and speed up customs inspections and work permits.

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